Oklahoma Accessible Electronic and Information Technology
Oklahoma's EITA law reflects an ongoing commitment to provide access to information resources and technologies to individuals with disabilities.
Oklahoma Statute: Title 62 Section 34.28, Section 34.29 ,and Section 34.30
COMPONENTS TO OK EITA LAW
1. State Information Technology Accessibility Standards, effective 9.8.05 Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES), previously Office of State Finance.
2. OMES CPO Procurement Updates http://www.ok.gov/cio/Procurement/index.html
- Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates forms by type of acquisition
- EITA CPO Training material
- Manufacturer VPAT Websites for most of the IT Statewide Contracts
3. Central Purchasing Division (Accessibility, VPATs, Accessibility Clause)
- Department of Central Services Rules - Oklahoma Administrative Code
- Office of State Finance Rules - Oklahoma Administrative Code
- Procurement Checklist (Form 055) - a key document and tool to assist agencies with IT procurement and documentation related to accessibility requirements of the Oklahoma IT Standards and applicable administrative rules. Similar to Federal law, Section 508, Oklahoma's IT accessibility law lists allowable exceptions and other circumstances where agencies may purchase a product that meets some but not all IT accessibility standards. This form lists the exceptions and provides the space to indicate that appropriate and adequate market analysis was performed prior to purchase. DCS advises completion of the procurement checklist which should be maintained in the product file.
- Custom Product Procurement Checklist (Form 057)- An additional form to use with custom-designed information technology systems, software, or websites. 057 is similar to and used in conjunction with Form 055 (the procurement checklist). If such products are developed internally, both forms 055 and 057 should be completed by the agency and filed.
- Undue Burden (Form 056)- Undue burden is defined in the law as a significant difficulty or expense. Undue burden requires extensive justification and is difficult to approve.
- Public VPAT Directory by Even Grounds
- How do I make a 508 determination? - This resource can help you decide which sections of a VPAT should always be reviewed for a complete response from a vendor.